Philip Shea, O.S.A.

– 1856 (February 21)

Philip Shea, son of Edward Shea and Judith Pembroke, was born in County Kilkenny, Ireland. He received the religious habit at Villanova, Pennsylvania, in September of 1846, and was professed as a lay brother on September 8, 1852, with Brothers Joseph Whittendale and James O’Brien. Brother Philip worked as clothes warden for the students at the college.

He died at Villanova on February 21, 1856, and is buried in Saint Denis’ Cemetery in Havertown, Pennsylvania.